Friday, August 7, 2009

It Really is About Relationships

Over the past four months I have met some really incredible people thanks to social media.  In particular Twitter has opened the door to meeting some truly amazing folks in the events business.   The new relationships developed were made possible only through the social media arena as I would have probably never met most of them otherwise.

On Twitter I participate in a hashtag group called #eventprofs.  For those of you not familiar with hashtags click here for more information.  This group meets twice weekly for one hour at a time and we discuss events industry “hot topics.”  The conversation is always engaging, sometimes controversial but usually productive…. and the bonus is the friendships evolving from these interactions!  Here is a video I recently created to extend my appreciation to my new friends for adding value to my life:

If you are an Event Professional, or have an interest in this business, we would love to have you participate in the #eventprofs group. For more information on us please visit the following locations:

The video created above, while certainly driven by my creativity, was made possible by a wonderful application called “Animoto.”  If you have an interest in creating fun media files this is a “must see” for you.  Check it out!  The application is very user friendly and intuitive.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and will circle back to you next week!

Follow Michael McCurry on Twitter

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Dave Lutz August 13, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Hey Mike, I’m in great company to be included as part of your “Bad Company”! Very cool idea!

@velchain

Reply

Michael M McCurry CMP August 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm

@velchain

Dave you are very welcome… it was fun putting that together.. it is a great tool.

Thanks for your comment!

Reply

Julius August 14, 2009 at 10:43 am

Fantastic way to show belonging.

Great video!

Julius

Reply

Michael M McCurry CMP August 15, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Thanks for the comment Julius… much appreciated…

Glad you enjoyed the video… it was fun to make!

@michaelmccurry

Reply

Cheryl Lawson August 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Kind of like not being picked by the cool kids. :(

Reply

Michael M McCurry CMP August 15, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Cheryl, thanks for your comment and certainly I did not mean to exclude anyone…. all the #eventprofs members are awesome, including you and I look forward to continued discussions with you in the future!

Mike

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: